Kinshasa 2.0 | Teboho Edkins | 2007 | 11:00 min.
  An Internet campaign helps in the release of a presidential candidate jailed for talking openly about the lack of democracy. Moving between a militarised Kinshasa and Second Life, (a 3D virtual chat program), the subversive power of the Internet for democracy is explored whilst painting a disquieting portrait of an African Capital.

Teboho Edkins was born in the USA in 1980 and grew up in mainly in Lesotho, but also Germany, South Africa and France and now lives in Berlin. He studied Fine Art in Cape Town, did a 2-year post-graduate residency at le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains in France, and is currently in the post-graduate programme of the dffb film academy in Berlin. He has received numerous scholarships and prizes.

Severing the Soul | Barbara Klutinis | 2008 | 18:00 min.
  Found footage interweaves an account of Rosemary Kennedy’s lobotomy procedure in 1941 with an overview of the psychosurgery movement of the 1930’s-1960’s in the U.S.

Barbara Klutinis is a retired teacher of film studies at Skyline College in San Bruno, Ca. and San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Ca. She earned my M.A. in Film Production and have been making films since 1981. Prior to that, she was a still photographer. While the majority of her films have been 16 mm. optically printed experimental films, she is now working with found footage and video in a quasi documentary style. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons. Her films have been screened in film festivals in the US, Europe, and Japan. Her passions are filmmaking and flyfishing.

I'm Leaving | Gautam Kansara | 2005 | 5:49 min
  I’m Leaving revolves around the fusion of humor and sentiment as the viewer is confronted with my Grandfather’s repeated perspective as he goes on and on, stating his displeasure, incredulity, and pain concerning my impending departure. Largely a result of my Grandfather’s difficulty in hearing he is very much stuck in his own world, unwilling and unable to be reassured or cheered up, engulfed in a repetitive cycle of disbelief and indignation. Seemingly good intentions turn confused and irrational, and highlight the eccentricities of family.

Gautam Kansara (b.1979, London) has been shown at the Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, Platform Garanti in Istanbul, and LMAK Projects in Manhattan. In 2006 Gautam received a Fellowship from Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, and also a Swing Space award from LMCC. Gautam’s solo exhibition us between us recently premiered at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Conneticut. Gautam was also recently included in Wir sind immer für euch da at the Kunsthaus Dresden in Germany.

Fontage |
Mike Hoolboom / Fred Pelon | 2007 | 11:00 min.
  Mike Hoolboom is an artist, film maker and writer who has made 25 fringe films and videos which have appeared in over 300 festivals around the world, garnering thirty awards (including three prizes at Oberhausen and twice winning the best Canadian short at the Toronto International Festival). In the fall of 1999 he was given a Toronto Arts Award for recognition of his achievement in the field of Media Arts. He has enjoyed retrospectives of his work in Toronto, Nyon, Cork, Gyor, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Vila do Conde.

First seen 7/24/1961 at the feet of a Windmill named Fatty in Nieuwer Amstel, during the '80s and early '90s, Fred Pelon made low-budget documentaries about political issues in Central America as part of a political activist agenda. Later he worked for different art-house cinemas, organizing film programs and festivals in Amsterdam. Since 1998 he has worked full-time as a filmmaker/artist at Filmatelier Eyediom, a 16mm and Super-8 film studio in Amsterdam. His work is screened at many festivals and film programs around the world and is currently co-distributed by Filmbank in the Netherlands.

Two Stolen Honeymooners | Kota Ezawa | 2008 | 6:25 min.

"For his piece, Two Stolen Honeymoons Are Better Than One, artist Kota Ezawa re-created selected scenes from "Stolen Honeymoon" in a digital animation program. His animation style translates each object into a solid field of color, and renders any motion with mathematical precision. Ezawa's painting de-emphasizes the content of the video while drawing particular attention to the style in which the video is shot. The smooth motion highlights Anderson's and Lee's camera work, which betrays an unbridled enthusiasm for zooming and panning." Michael Connor, 2008.

Ezawa's work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery in London, Artpace in San Antonio, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Murray Guy Gallery in New York and Haines Gallery in San Francisco. He participated in exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art in New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, SF MOMA, Andy Warhol Museum and Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. His animations were included in the 2005 Shanghai Biennale and will be presented in the upcoming Sao Paulo Biennial. He received a Tiffany Foundation Award in 2003 and the SECA Art Award in 2006. Ezawa is Assistant Professor of Media Arts at the California College of the Arts.

Moments of Considered Time | Arthur Kleinjan | 2007 | 19:26 min.
  Moments of Considered Time revolved around a series of photographs taken in Cairo, all of which depict couples courting along Cairo's main bridges.
The narrator discovers photographs which were left behind in a photolab but never picked up. Fascination for the photos and the press photographer's disappearance compels the narrator to visit the same locations as in the found pictures and to re=photograph these locations/situations. The film consists of multiple elements such as video, slides and sounds which make perception and recognition essential in finding a link between the act of looking, the sensation of experiencing, and the time and space we define as memory.

Arthur Kleinjan studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and later also at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam from 2001 until 2002. He is particularly drawn to the media of photography and video. His work attempts to explore human experience in relation to the metaphysical experience of time, place and identity. Kleinjan integrates the viewer by playing with these concepts. He does this for example by transforming seemingly ordinary and simple moments into something unique. In his photo series ‘Paris Looks’ he photographs the uncomfortable poses and gestures that accompany the ‘holiday photo’. Whilst each individual tourist takes position for his or her travel companion, Kleinjan as a second photographer captures the scene from an elevated viewpoint. Despite this distanced perspective, these images have a certain intimacy and fragility, via which the viewer identifies him or herself with the piece. Kleinjan is able to register these scenes at such an exact point as to bring out the spectacle in them, as if the tourists are actors on a stage. He demonstrates how they allow themselves to be immortalised in an attempt to resist the passing of time, attempting to obtain something meaningful at a later point in the form of memory

Silk Road | Han Moo Kwon | 2008 | 6:00 min.
  Humans live with hopes to find their own Utopias. The way to find Utopia is the Silk Road. On this road, disasters and despairs are everywhere, and life is like walking on it. My Utopia is not about achieving political or financial success, but the passage to my own Utopia, the journey to the goal, dreaming the hope, and confronting new challenges are more meaningful.
The journey with animals was inspired by the woods, the wind, and the lake of Skowhegan, Maine, and it is my feedback to the nature. The poetic story line is about my expedition to New York.

Moo Kwon Han completed an MFA at School of Visual Arts, NY and currently lives/works in New York. Han’s performance and computer-generated video installations are originated from metal sculpture, calligraphy and architecture. Dan Cameron commented, “Although he is a veritable wizard at video editing, Han’s most substantive artistic gift is his drive to tease new meanings out of seemingly ordinary sources”
Han practices yoga and running to express his ideological fantasy through performance in video. Han navigates between digital excitement and analogical sympathy. Han focuses on ‘Digging for the truth’ & ‘The Awakening Stage’ of Philosophy, politic, and international relation.
Han’s sculpture is permanently installed in Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art, Seoul. Han had award-shows twice at National Museum of Contemporary Art and Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Korea and Asian Contemporary Art Week2006, presented by Asia Society Museum New York and Video Dumbo 2007. An international show tours in Seoul (Korea), Shanghai (China), and Poznan (Poland) in 2007.